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Camping Programs at SCORE

wildlife rehabilitator Richelle Ford and showing her birds of prey to studentsIn 2012, STRIDE opened its doors to an 85-acre camping retreat facility, named SCORE (STRIDE Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education) in Chatham, NY. Formerly Girl Scout Camp Sha-Te-Muc, the property use was donated through a connection with US Congressman Chris Gibson.  SCORE is now home to many year-round, exciting and unique outdoor education programs which include themed tent-camping, archery, paintball biathlon,  disc golf, fishing, hiking, and so much more!

In addition to serving hundreds of STRIDE youth participants, SCORE is also used as a retreat center for Wounded Warriors and their families. The spacious lodge offers space for training’s, seminars, weddings, and retreats.

Where: SCORE, 2182 State Route 203, Chatham, NY

SCORE Camping 2019 Dates  – Coming Soon!!!

Meet Our STRIDE Camp Director: Stefon Stilwell

When I was younger, I went to Double H Ranch which had a profound impact on me. As a child growing up with Spina Bifida, I spent 9 summers at Double H Ranch, and it was one of the highlights of my childhood. I got involved with STRIDE back in 2010 when I found out about the Sled Hockey program.  In 2014, I found out about the Camping Program when I attended the STRIDES 4 STRIDE 5K for my first time. I signed up shortly thereafter to volunteer for the camp and quickly felt the rewarding and fulfilling experience of volunteering at SCORE. I have been able to see my camp kiddos grow into great young adults. I have also been able to volunteer with a fantastic group of people and become more and more involved with STRIDE. It has allowed me to provide the experiences I had as a child to other children, which gives me great joy and contentment. I have been the camp director of the STRIDE camping program since 2015, and it is something I talk about passionately and often to anyone who will listen. My main goal every summer is to help my campers become more independent, and try new experiences.

To register for SCORE programs, contact or call 518-598-1279.

A current calendar year STRIDE application must be on file at STRIDE to participate. STRIDE reserves the right to charge a full price cancellation fee if you make a reservation and do not attend.

To set up a consultation for facility use, please contact or call 518-598-1279.

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